Continuous flexible spacer assembly having sealant support member

  • US 6,581,341 B1
  • Filed: 10/20/2000
  • Issued: 06/24/2003
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/20/2000
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A spacer and sealant assembly comprising:

  • a stretchable sealant support member having a planar surface bounded by first and second edges wherein said first and second edges have at least one pleated portion;

    a shim having at least one undulating portion in contact with said first and second edges of said stretchable sealant support member so that said at least one pleated portion is oriented concavedly inward into said at least one undulating portion of said shim to facilitate bending; and

    a sealant joined to at least said first and second edges of said sealant support member.

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